Do you use sketches to scrapbook? Do you cut them out of magazines? Print them from websites? Search for them in galleries? Draw your own? Purchase books and books of them?
I do all of the above. And I have a great binder full of sketches to go to when I'm ready to plan my pages. But, then I get overwhelmed by all the choices!! So, I found a way to organize what I have. This isn't really my idea -- my friend Chris does this and passed it on to me. I tweaked her idea just a little.
Tuesday Tip -- Sketches organization
I put all my sketches in a 3 ring binder. I don't bother to sort them by date, creator, or anything else. I just put little colored dots (drawn with a marker) in the bottom corner of each sketch. On single pages, there's one dot. On 2 page layouts, there are 2 dots. The dots are color coordinated by number of photos. (pink for 1-2 photos, red for 3-4, etc)
When I'm planning pages, I look at how many photos I have and search for sketches with that color dot at the bottom. When doing 2 page spreads, I can either look for the 2 dots, or I can divide my photos between the pages and then look for each page separately.
Here's a picture of my "Sketches Key" at the front of my binder.
The actual sketches pages are copy written, so I can't post them here, but I can tell you some places you can find some.
I'm sure you know of more!! Post them in the comments -- I can ALWAYS use more sketches!!